Analysis Of The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

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Register to read the introduction… The phrase “There will be time,” is repeated five times between lines 23 to 36. With this, he is justifying his delay. In lines 44 and 45 he asks himself “Do I dare/ Disturb the Universe?.” The universe he is referring to is his small group of social friends at this party. He fears that by expressing his feelings by singing a “love song”, he will be ostracized from the group. He already “knows them all” and understands their low expectations of him. In line 70 he begins to rehearse a dialogue intended for one of the women in the group. Only seconds later does he give up. He then states he would rather be a crab than a man who has to ask for …show more content…
He rationalizes his fear by telling himself that speaking to the woman would not have gained a response. Though in line 110, Prufrock contrasts himself with Hamlet. Knowing the story of Hamlet, he was a hero who was very hesitant and in the end made a very resolute decision. Prufrock actually sees himself more as the jester or fool.
Prufrock concludes that he will retreat into a solitary and dignified old age. He realizes that his dreams of sharing his love with someone are dreams that have passed by. Now he has to deal with the empty existence of solitary as a passionless, loveless old man.
This poem was very universal. Many people, at one time or another, have approached a situation with hesitation. Whether it is love, career, friends, we all are fearful of something at some point. With this poem, T. S. Eliot was able to put those words down on paper. He created a simple story that many different people can relate too.
By adding the notion of singing a love song to someone, it added a more personal touch to the story. It created a tie between J. Alfred Prufrock and the reader. Prufrock wanted to sing out his love to this woman. Many people have experienced situations in life where felt they wanted to speak out and speak up, but were fearful of the consequences therefore leaving nothing said at

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